Rebuild after severe storm damage

If a seawall protecting property is damaged, a coastal property owner may replace or repair the seawall in-kind and in-place (i.e., same materials, same dimensions as the previously existing structure) with a Permit by Rule. Seawall repair or reconstruction requires a survey plan prepared by a licensed engineer, surveyor, or geologist.

If a property owner proposes to change their seawall in some way, a full permit through the Coastal Sand Dune Rules (Chapter 355) would be required. A seawall located farther landward, sloped, or both, is potentially less damaging to the beach and dunes.

Case Study:
Move Up and Move Back